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Cognition and Fact

Materials on Ludwik Fleck

  • Authors
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Thomas Schnelle

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 87)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. part I

  3. Ludwik Fleck’s Papers on the Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Ludwik Fleck
      Pages 47-57
    3. Ludwik Fleck
      Pages 79-112
    4. Ludwik Fleck
      Pages 113-127
    5. Ludwik Fleck
      Pages 129-151
    6. Ludwik Fleck
      Pages 153-158
  4. On Ludwik Fleck’s Theory of Knowledge and Science

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 443-468

About this book

Introduction

Within the last ten years, the interest of historians and philosophers of science in the epistemological writings of the Polish medical microbiologist Ludwik Fleck (1896-1961), who had up to then been almost completely unknown, has advanced with great strides. His main writings on epistemological questions were published in the mid-1930's, but they remained almost unnoticed. Today, however, one may rightly call Fleck a 'classical' figure both of episte­ mology and of the historical sociology of science, one whose works are comparable with Popper's Logic of Scientific Discovery or Merton's pioneer­ ing study of the relations among economics, Puritanism, and natural science, both also originally published in the mid-1930's. The story of this book of 'materials on Ludwik Fleck' is also the story of the reception of Ludwik Fleck. In this volume, some essential materials which have been produced by that reception have been gathered together. We will sketch both the reception and the materials.

Keywords

Holocaust history of science philosophy philosophy of science sociology sociology of science

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4498-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8504-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4498-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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